Step one was get get all the projects that were more pressing done first. Which were many. They all took money and energy. We try to do as much as we can ourselves. Which usually takes less money but more time. Both resouces of which are in short supply around here. So all in all this step has taken from the time we moved in, to now. About 5 1/2 years. Ahhh patience is a virtue, one I often don't emulate but in this matter I think I showed a great deal of patience if I do say so myself.
Then during the winter my husband built a stall. Now if you know anything about me or my farm you may wonder why I say I don't have a horse. Since I clearly have 3 "horses" right now. These are miniatures and one is a yearling halflinger, also a small horse. So my fencing and stall space has been sufficient for these "horses". When I say horse I mean one I can get on and ride for pleasure without my feet dragging on the ground and the poor animal grunting. So the stall my hubby built was a big stall. One suitable for a full sized horse!